What breed am I??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hmbrown05, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. hmbrown05

    hmbrown05 In the Brooder

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    We purchased this roo as a day old chick from a straight run of leghorns. He was one of two reds, the other of which did not survive past 2 weeks. The rest of the chicks grew into normal white leghorns while he is very small with feathered feet. He seems to be a good rooster and has fathered 9 healthy chicks so is obviously able to breed the larger hens, but I would like to know what he is!!
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  2. hmbrown05

    hmbrown05 In the Brooder

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  3. hmbrown05

    hmbrown05 In the Brooder

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  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    My Coop
    Looks like a Cochin
     
  5. Basskids08

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    Beautiful red Cochin
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    X2 on Red Cochin rooster.
     
  7. hmbrown05

    hmbrown05 In the Brooder

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    Thanks! That fits :)

    So I am curious, of the 9 chicks that we have 8 are leghorn and one is Amuricana x with "Bob" here. Thoughts on egg production with these bitties since Cochin have poor lay rate, though both other breeds have a good lay rate? I am considering getting a different roo, while he is very protective of his hens and does a great job helping them forage etc, cochin characteristics were not what I was looking for in my second generation flock
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    He is a Red Cochin.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Agreed.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    If you're looking for production, you'll probably want to change him out. He's beautiful, and sounds like a nice flock rooster, but Cochins are slower to mature and don't hit a production rate of egg laying. His offspring might be more prone to broodiness, which cuts down on egg production.
     

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